Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge June 27, 2013


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love.

I am quite impressed by how well folks did on last week’s entomology quiz. On a quiz that I thought was pretty tough, there were 16 readers who scored 100% and 10 90%s, as well. You folks know your bugs and your Latin. I tip my hat to the lot of ye.

As usual, the randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a signed copy of Tom’s book The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing. This is a great book for anyone who loves getting off the beaten path and chasing blue lines. It provides all the information for finding and fishing unspoiled gems found everywhere from wilderness areas to suburban backyards. Last week’s book winner (as determined by random.org) was Steve Root, who didn’t cover himself in glory, but he still gets a free, signed book outta the deal.

So, take this week’s quiz, and no matter how well or poorly you do, post your score in the comments below to be eligible to win Tom’s book with his inspirational words on the title page.

Good luck!



How many species of sunfish can you name?
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124 thoughts on “Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge June 27, 2013

  1. TFm_Clearwater

    60% – Need to learn more about Carribean fly casts, Latin American geography, Sunfish and I already forgot the 4th wrong answer…

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  2. Larry

    60% and I somehow skipped over question 8. Excellent work on the quiz as always, loads of fun, thanks!

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  3. Rob Kirsch

    I scored a 90%. However, I disagree with the breathable material answer. Gore-Tex was patented in 1969.

    R

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    1. Phil Monahan Post author

      Hi Rob,

      Here is the copy from the Gore-Tex website: “The origin of waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® outerwear, footwear, and gloves starts with five little letters: ePTFE. ePTFE, or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, was created by Bob Gore in 1969 when he rapidly stretched PTFE under certain conditions. The result was an incredibly strong, microporous material with an amazing list of characteristics including low water adsorption and good weathering properties. By 1978, GORE-TEX® fabric was introduced and the world met the first truly waterproof, breathable outerwear.”

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  4. Albert

    40%. With #1, though technically the voodoo cast is used to pick up line for a dynamic roll cast, we all know the true purpose is just to impress the guy across the river.

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  5. Chris

    40%! I thought I would do better! I felt better on this one than the last one and did better on the last one.

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